If you are missing a tooth or teeth, implants are a natural-looking, comfortable way to replace them. As an effective alternative to bridges and dentures, titanium implants in the jawbone can serve in place of missing roots and act as an anchor for new, artificial replacement teeth.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for implants, we must review your medical status, X-rays of your jaw and teeth and do a comprehensive assessment of your mouth and gums. If your jawbone has shrunk or not developed normally, you may need a bone graft to build up sufficient mass to support implants.
During the first stage of surgery, a dental implant will be put into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The implant will integrate into the bone over several months. A temporary appliance may be used here for chewing and cosmetic appearances in the meantime.
Once the tissue is healed, we will attach an abutment to the implant. We use this post to hold the final artificial replacement tooth, which is carefully fitted over a few appointments.